AccorHotels unveils new gender diversity programme in Dubai

Six years after its creation, the WAAG network is taking a new step by improving the group's commitment to gender equality with a new goal: diversity

Q&A with Emaar's first female Emirati GM Sharihan Al Mashary

Q&A with Emaar's first female Emirati GM Sharihan Al Mashary

Hotelier Middle East sat down to talk about what Mashary plans to implement through her new role

Hotelier Middle East launches first 'Women in Hospitality' power list

Hotelier Middle East launches first 'Women in Hospitality' power list

We've decided to create a list that pays homage to the women at the top of their careers working in the hospitality industry in the region

Accorhotels appoints Mark Willis as new CEO for Middle East and Africa region

Accorhotels appoints Mark Willis as new CEO for Middle East and Africa region

Previous to this role, Willis was the president for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Chairman Interview: Saad Issa Audeh on putting Campbell Gray hotels on the map

Chairman Interview: Saad Issa Audeh on putting Campbell Gray hotels on the map

Saad Issa Audeh, chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels and founding member and managing director of Audeh Group, talks about putting Jordan on the hospitality map and how a chance meeting with Gordon Campbell Gray led to him becoming a hotelier

After Accor acquisition, Movenpick CEO Olivier Chavy steps down

After Accor acquisition, Movenpick CEO Olivier Chavy steps down

CEO and president Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Olivier Chavy has revealed on his personal LinkedIn page that he has stepped down from his role

CEO interview: Jumeirah's Jose Silva on the Dubai-based brand's new strategy

CEO interview: Jumeirah's Jose Silva on the Dubai-based brand's new strategy

Sarakshi Rai speaks to José Silva, the new CEO of Jumeirah Group, who has a focused and ambitious vision for the future of UAE’s home-grown hospitality company

International GM Interview: Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kuda Huraa's Randy Shimabuku

International GM Interview: Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kuda Huraa's Randy Shimabuku

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa general manager Randy Shimabuku checks in with Hotelier Middle East about the island resort

CEO INTERVIEW: InterContinental Hotels Group's Kenneth Macpherson

CEO INTERVIEW: InterContinental Hotels Group's Kenneth Macpherson

At the beginning of 2018, Kenneth Macpherson took the helm of InterContinental Hotels Group's newly formed Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa region — which now has 1,000 operating hotels in its portfolio.

Hoteliers dish on money matters on Salary Survey 2018

Hoteliers dish on money matters on Salary Survey 2018

While the hospitality industry in the Middle East and Africa still has a high rate of attrition, putting people first seems to be the surest way to build a loyal workforce

Hilton to provide driving benefits to female team members in Saudi Arabia

Hilton to provide driving benefits to female team members in Saudi Arabia

Paid time off for women to attend driving lessons, reimbursement for a standard set of driving lessons, and more

Roundtable: The importance of education in hospitality

Roundtable: The importance of education in hospitality

Hospitality professionals from across a range of roles in the industry share their insights on the importance of educational training before working in the real world

W Dubai - The Palm GM Anne Scott on being a hospitality disruptor

W Dubai - The Palm GM Anne Scott on being a hospitality disruptor

W Dubai — The Palm general manager Anne Scott talks about the W spirit, and why there’s space for two of the same brand in one city

A lofty space: GM interview with Aloft Palm Jumeirah's Max Wiegerinck

A lofty space: GM interview with Aloft Palm Jumeirah's Max Wiegerinck

Marriott's upper midscale hotel brand Aloft makes its debut in Dubai. Hotelier Middle East heads down to the newly opened property

GM Interview: Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa's Milan Drager

GM Interview: Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa's Milan Drager

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa in Oman has relaunched as a private standalone resort; its general manager Milan Drager tells Hotelier Middle East why the new proposition will mean better service and happier guests

No limits

No limits

In 2017, AccorHotels signed more than double what was signed by its close competitors; Hotelier Middle East speaks to the development team in the region to find out how they did it, and what it means for the operator in this market


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Are Dubai restaurants ready for the Michelin Guide?
FOOD & BEVERAGE Are Dubai restaurants ready for the Michelin Guide?

While the city has several stand-out venues and even more on the horizon, the recent appointment of an ex-Michelin executive at Jumeirah has triggered the discussion on whether Dubai is ready for its own guide 

Video: How to make one of Black Tap's famous 'CrazyShakes'
videos Video: How to make one of Black Tap's famous 'CrazyShakes'

New York's craziest shakes made their debut in Dubai almost two years ago

'Tis the season: Festive offers to kick start the winter holidays in the UAE
Photos 'Tis the season: Festive offers to kick start the winter holidays in the UAE

Dust off your Santa hat and don your best Christmas jumper as you get set for the festive season. Here is a selection of some of the merriest festive offers around town

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Most stylish: World Woven Collection

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Caterer Middle East's new products

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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